Waterfall Crackle Polymer Clay Veneer Tutorial

In this Waterfall Crackle polymer clay tutorial I’ll teach you how to use a cool new product I’ve been playing around with. It’s got its challenges, but it creates a super cool veneer.

It looks almost like dragon scales, but it also has a cool river, or waterfall effect so that’s what I decided to call it. If you have any ideas on how to use this new product please leave a comment in the comment section below.

We will be using this crackle sheet in an upcoming project. The link is in the suggested links box below the video.


You will need the following supplies:

  • Pearl White and White polymer clay
  • Deco Art Perfect Crackle
  • 99% alcohol
  • Alcohol ink (Adirondack Teakwood, Sailboat Blue, Amethyst, Denim, Latte, Eggplant)
  • A pasta machine
  • An acrylic roller
  • A tissue blade
  • A heatgun (optional)
  • Wet wipes


The Waterfall Crackle Polymer Clay Veneer Step by Step

  • To start you’ll need a sheet of pearl white polymer clay rolled out on the thickest setting of your pasta machine.
  • Apply a coat of Deco Art Perfect Crackle - step one. This needs to dry completely before moving onto step two. You can use a heat gun on your lowest heat setting to dry the coat faster (make sure that it isn't so hot that your clay cures).
  • Once dry, apply a coat of step two. This needs to dry overnight.
  • You’ll find in the morning that a few cracks have appeared on your sheet. Don’t worry if there aren’t many. We’ll fix that in a minute.
  • Roll your sheet through your pasta machine on the thickest setting. This will create crackles. Rotate your sheet and run it through the next setting down. This will create crackles in the opposite direction. It will also push the crackle medium into the clay, securing it.
  • Repeat with two sheets of White Premo.
  • Now we’ll color the sheets with alcohol ink. For the first pearl white I’m using Adirondack Teakwood, Sailboat Blue and Amethyst. I’ll color one of the white sheets with these colors too. I’ll color the second white sheet with Adirondack Denim, Latte and Eggplant. I start with a base of the blue and purple and then add touches of brown.
  • Working with one sheet at a time, apply your alcohol inks. Allow them to sit for about five minutes.
  • Then spray with 99% alcohol and wipe up the alcohol with a cloth. Spray again and wipe. Then run through your pasta machine one setting down to reveal the pearl white or white clay underneath the crackle. Continue going down through the settings until you are happy with the amount of white showing.
  • Allow the sheets to dry overnight again and they will be ready for use.
We will be using these waterfall crackle polymer clay sheets in part two where we we will be creating the Waterfall necklace.


Waterfall Crackle Polymer Clay Veneer Tutorial

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